What is the Tesla Enhanced Autopilot?
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot is the next generation of the carmaker’s semi-autonomous technology. The system assists drivers through the use of sophisticated cameras and radars. Tesla is rolling out Enhanced Autopilot in phases. Enhanced Autopilot will allow the car to match its speed to traffic conditions, automatically change lanes without driver input, merge on and off highways, and park itself. It will also be able to maneuver around objects in a more complex environment than it could before when you summon it.
What type of functionality does Telsa’s Enhanced Autopilot include?
Enhanced Autopilot is regularly being updated. Some of its more sophisticated features include: Traffic-Aware Cruise Control, Autosteer, Auto Lane Change, Parallel + Perpendicular Autopark, and Summon, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward + Side Collision Warning.
How much does Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot cost?
The current price of Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot system is $5,000. That system uses four of the car’s eight cameras, 12 sensors, radar and a new onboard computer system. The full self-driving package will cost $8,000 when it is available.
Is Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot safe?
A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that the first generation of Tesla’s Autopilot system slashed crash rates by 40 percent. The report was part of an investigation that looked into whether Tesla Autopilot was at fault for an accident which killed a driver who was operating Autopilot at the time of the crash.
Does Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot make the car driverless?
All Tesla vehicles have the hardware needed to make the car self-driving, but at this time, Enhanced Autopilot is still a level 2 driverless system. However, Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, says that a Tesla will be able to drive itself completely autonomously by the end of 2017.